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Lindsay Lohan rom-com kicks off Christmas season cringe


Lindsay Lohan is in the spotlight once more in “Falling for Christmas,” a Netflix original with a Hallmark vibe.

This movie came out Nov. 10, and it has been a hit in just a few days as it is rated in the top 10 to watch on Netflix. 

Lohan has not had a lead role in a movie for over a decade with her last and most popular movies being “Mean Girls,” “The Parent Trap” and “Herbie.”

This movie has a different feel to her past features. It is a Hallmark-adjacent story that holds a lot of Christmas fluff, with a good old love story and a Christmas miracle.

With Lohan’s comeback, I believe that people will admire her change of role in this cheesy, yet charming, movie. 

“Falling for Christmas” is a rom-com that is the story of a classic city girl who loses her memory and forgets who she is, all to find out who she really wants to be. This Christmas love story fits what most people crave every December — a love story to look forward to as the holidays are coming near. 

Not to point out the obvious in the cringeworthy movie, but I found it to be just like any other Hallmark movie. A comical, lighthearted and cheerful film that holds many awkward moments yet makes you want to keep watching it. 

Yes, it is very easy to guess the whole storyline in the first 10 minutes of the movie, but I thought it was fun to see if I was actually right. I encourage others to play along and most likely, their accusations will stand true. 

In this film, the acting seems a little forced and almost robotic. Laughter when there is nothing to say, and moments that will cause you to cover eyes out of secondhand embarrassment.  

I am an easy person to please when it comes to watching movies, especially when I have nothing better to be doing. Personally, I do not plan on watching this movie again, but I would recommend it to people who are suckers for a classic Christmas love story to get you ready for this year’s joyful spirit. 

I admire Lohan’s role in this film as it is so far from any other film that I am familiar with her in it. I enjoyed seeing her back on the screen, as it has been so long from the time where I would watch one of her most popular movies, “Mean Girls,” endlessly to a point where I can still recite multiple if not every scene in that movie. 

Overall, this movie would be too far-fetched for most, as it holds a miracle love story that only one could dream of. It truly is a love story miracle, and yet I am here to support miracles no matter how unrealistic they may seem. Although I could go a lifetime without having to watch this movie again, I would play it at any family gathering over the holiday season. 

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